Skip to comments.Naomi Wolf gets religion NAOMI WOLF has found Jesus!
Posted on 01/27/2006 9:06:30 PM PST by tbird5
Wolf first made a name for herself with "The Beauty Myth," a 1991 feminist critique of feminine stereotypes. Admired by some and ridiculed by others, Wolf has since written on everything from motherhood to promiscuity. During the 2000 election campaign, she famously advised Al Gore to work on being an "alpha male," and her most recent book, a folksy memoir about her father, left many erstwhile fans clearing their throats in embarrassment.
Maybe that's what pushed Wolf toward Jesus. In an interview published last weekend in Scotland's Glasgow Sunday Herald, Wolf announced that she had been struggling with a midlife crisis a few years ago when she went into "a light meditative state." That's when it happened: "I was completely dumbfounded but I actually had this vision of of Jesus."
If that doesn't sound like the Naomi Wolf you love (or hate), Wolf agrees. "I wasn't myself in this visual experience. I was a 13-year-old boy sitting next to him [Jesus] and feeling feelings I'd never felt in my lifetime
. It was probably the most profound experience of my life."
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Good for her.
Always good when a sinner finds Christ.
Warning - another liberal talking about 'feelings' instead of knowing the Word and understanding Jesus in her heart. I will wait to see her fruit. In the past she has always acted like one....
As the old saying goes....Jesus must not have seen her first.
"I was a 13-year-old boy sitting next to him [Jesus]"
She was transformed into a boy?
I agree, but still it boils down to where does she go now if that was a real encounter with the Lord. God does not handle everyone the same way in the conversion process, and we need to give room.
"Always good when a sinner finds Christ."
Why include the 'sinner'? We're all sinners. You might as well say "Always good when someone finds Christ"
First the Harry Potter author and now Naomi Wolf. It's a good beginning!
Having scanned the column...would that Rosa had followed her own advice.
Considering Wolf and her crowd, this is a "hip" Jesus, the "Who's your buddy?" Jesus.
"I wasn't myself in this visual experience. I was a 13-year-old boy sitting next to him and feeling feelings I'd never felt in my lifetime. It was probably the most profound experience of my life."
I *think* I'm happy for her...
Wolf's always been a little odd. Her strange worldview has even angered her fellow feminists on occasion. A few years ago she created a furor when she wrote an article arguing that abortion supporters should openly admit that abortion kills a baby. She thought it would be a better tactic to call abortion a human sacrifice necessary to preserve women's freedom than to lie and say the unborn are mere "cell clusters". I was posting a lot on an abortion debate board at the time and the hardcore pro-aborts there were FURIOUS beyond belief at her for writing that article.
Hopefully, she's really found Christ. Of course, a few years back Jane Fonda claimed to have become a Christian, but she's still peddling abortion and the rest of the leftist garbage she did before. I guess we'll find out eventually if Naomi has really changed or if it's just a stunt of some kind.
Not all who receive the word last thru tribution. I'm always glad when someone says they've embraced christianity...but it doesn't always mean they have really.
Hasn't Naomi Wolf always been a Christian?
She is Jewish.
Wolf emphasised that her spiritual renewal strengthened her commitment to feminism as her life mission. I believe that each of us is here to help repair the world, she said. My particular mission seems to be about helping women remember whats sacred about them or whats sacred about femininity .
She also expressed apprehension that her faith would be hijacked by religious groups. I dont want to be co-opted as the poster child for any religion or any agenda, said Wolf, who was brought up in a liberal Jewish household. There are a lot of people out there just waiting for some little Jewish feminist to cross over. I dont claim to get where this being fits into the scheme of things but I absolutely believe in divine providence now, absolutely believe God totally cares about every single one of us intimately.
I *think* I'm happy for her...
I think she's still got a problem. LOL
Who's more of a Alpha male? Jesus or Al Gore?
Don't forget Anne Rice!
I think Darkwolf377 has it right. She says she went into "a light meditative state." and found the "hip" Jesus.
Honey is your tongue planted in your cheek?
>She is Jewish.
I wasn't sure whether she was a Christian or not prior to the conversion. Good thing she converted to Christianity. Let's hope it's a true conversion and others will follow.
Hey, if Ms. Wolf really is a Christian (which I don't know), then she will dwell with the Lamb--the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.
That's right! How could I forget her. I go to a used Bookmart and they wouldn't carry her books. I never read them but knew what they were about.
Strange how it's happening, huh?
Don't forget Anne Rice's return to Catholicism. This keeps up the Apocalypse will be at the door.
well, that's really good news.
I agree. But that little boy thing is, um, strange at best. I've heard a lot of testimonies but none ever matched this story!
Someone else mentioned Ann Rice too!!
Taken with a pound of salt!
The entire article is so snide about Christianity as to make you ill. Oops, it's the LA Times. I wish I read that earlier. I would have saved myself from a heartburn.
I will wait to see her fruit. In the past she has always acted like one....
LoL Still is....sitting next to Jesus as a boy? For some reason I don't see this as a revelation.
I always thought that she was a bit of lost soul. If she's truly found Christ, good for her! If not, well, she'll have to sort that out for herself. Lots of people ride the road to Damascus, and we should accept them with open arms.
I have the feeling that when asked to clarify she will say this is the Jesus that is Pro-Abortion, Pro-Gay Marriage and would have voted for Gore. You know, THAT Jesus...the one they wrote Jesus Christ Superstar about. ;)
While I hope for the best, and wish her well in her new found faith, I can't help cynically thinking, "Just another phase." I pray I'm wrong.
I agree with you.
I agree. Her "testimony" doesn't pass the sniff test. I pray she actually picks up a Bible and gets the truth.
She says it is true, and I say it is true (if it ever happens) and my version would be a lie. I'm no celebrity, therefore, I'm just a rednecked idiot,because I'm not Whathername.
Yeah. The Jesus who tells us it's not our personal responsibility to take care of those who need help. It's our job to fork over the cash to the feds to do it for us.
I'm a tad skeptical. Finding a moral clarity doesn't occur overnight. I've been working on it for 40+ years and still have a ways to go.
I suspect this is just "tell the people what they want to hear" cuz the end justifies the means. (Course I'd be happy to be wrong.)
Can you imagine someone so vile that Jesus crosses the street when He sees them coming?
Why would a Jew need to waste time with a middle man. Stick with original Naomi.
Her vision may change her life but it doesn't mean she's going to accept the doctrines and disciplines of a church. Knowing about Naomi -- that's not very likely.
I wish her well, but is this the sort of thing one wants to go public about? By all means let it change one's life. Become a better person, to be sure. But tell reporters about it?